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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Engineering
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)B Chen


This unit introduces the definitions and strategies of facilities planning and its relationship with business activities. Plant layout and flow analysis techniques, takt time, route sheets, operations, assembly charts and line-balancing are examined. Space requirements and evaluation of layouts, quantitative methods for determining warehouse capacity, packaging, shipping quantities and computer-aided layout follow. Materials handling, equipment, warehousing, ergonomics and human anthropometry, task analysis and physiology are introduced. Case studies on implementing and integrating facilities planning with process improvement systems such as lean production, JIT and TQM complete the unit.


Assignments: 30%
Examination (3 hours): 70%

Chief examiner(s)

Professor Mark Thompson

Contact hours

6 hours contact time (usually 3 hours lectures and 3 hours practice sessions or laboratories) and 6 hours of private study per week


Must have passed 72 credit points including IND2400 (or IND2311) and IND2401 (or IND1332 or IND2332)